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by Lavaine
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I knew this was too easy
Replies: 27
Views: 485

Re: I knew this was too easy

Now that it's tasted blood it will always have the hunger. I would recommend getting a pair of kevlar gloves for future strap changes, as it will won't be safe to approach it with a springbar tool otherwise.
by Lavaine
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Found a new use for my CW strap.
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Found a new use for my CW strap.

Perfect match!
by Lavaine
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Interesting Dilemma - All In or Fold
Replies: 28
Views: 589

Re: Interesting Dilemma - All In or Fold

Never! Not a chance of selling up to acquire a single grail watch. Besides the fact that I enjoy a varied collection more than I would enjoy any single watch, their is also the bigger issue of practicality. I'm not going to wear a Lange 1 (my grail) to change the oil in the car, mow the lawn, ride m...
by Lavaine
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: A poor man’s Speedmaster Moonwatch
Replies: 17
Views: 530

Re: A poor man’s Speedmaster Moonwatch

There is only so much you can do with watch design and it’s close to impossible to avoid some repetition. None of the above are homages, but do they gain inspiration from elsewhere? I believe a homage watch must be practically identical from a few feet away, everything else is just tweaks here and ...
by Lavaine
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Coronavirus Vaccine.
Replies: 45
Views: 1115

Re: Coronavirus Vaccine.

I had the first (Pfizer) jab in January, and get my second dose tomorrow. Had a wicked headache after the first one, so I'm hoping for the best with this one. Lots of my coworkers have experienced worse side effects with the second dose. Some of my coworkers who have tested positive have echoed what...
by Lavaine
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Zelos Bronze with Bronze Bracelet
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Zelos Bronze with Bronze Bracelet

Interesting. I'm undecided on the bracelet, although I think an all bronze might be too much. The teal and meteorite colourways look great. The forged carbon, with the matching carbon bezel, is definitely a case for 'too much of a good thing'.
by Lavaine
Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: A poor man’s Speedmaster Moonwatch
Replies: 17
Views: 530

Re: A poor man’s Speedmaster Moonwatch

Sharp looking Swatch.
Out of curiosity, is it an homage when it comes from the same company? What say the forumites?
by Lavaine
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: D-Day Plus 50
Replies: 14
Views: 258

Re: D-Day Plus 50

I buy my petrol in litres, yet my car tells me how many miles to the gallon I'm getting. This one a a dealers choice. Virtually every car let's you choose miles per gallon or litres/100km. In Canada we are even more confused. We measure short distances in kilometers, and long distances in hours. We...
by Lavaine
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: CIGA Design Z-Series Mechanical Titanium Watch on indiegogo
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: CIGA Design Z-Series Mechanical Titanium Watch on indiegogo

Meh. Seagull movement. 3 ATM WR. Grade 2 titanium (scratch magnet). Hideous Invicta-esque CIGA engraved on the side of the case. Pass.
by Lavaine
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Storing Your Rolex Watches
Replies: 14
Views: 417

Re: Storing Your Rolex Watches

That was 7 minutes I’ll never get back. Damn. Beat me to it. I think that, more than anything, the video just reinforces the idea that the average Rolex buyer isn't a collector or watch enthusiast, but rather someone who knows SFA about watches, and just wants a status symbol on the wrist. The idea...
by Lavaine
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Symmetry v Balance
Replies: 64
Views: 1631

Re: Symmetry v Balance

With regard to a lot of high horology brands, the Lange's and Brequet's etc, I think watch making skill is often forefront of their minds. Getting as many technical complications in to a watch and, therefore, small amount of real estate as is feasibly possible. It's a chance to showcase your skills...
by Lavaine
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Symmetry v Balance
Replies: 64
Views: 1631

Re: Symmetry v Balance

While its an interesting theory I will go out on a limb and say that many of the Lange designs are utter eyesores. Breguet have a similar problem with some of their complications. Its great to have a designer look at your watch design but when you forget the main principle of a watch is to tell the...
by Lavaine
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Symmetry v Balance
Replies: 64
Views: 1631

Re: Symmetry v Balance

Plenty of comments about the CW logo at 9 o’clock, but what about the Damasko logo at 3 o’clock? Does the fact it balances with the day/date window mean its symmetrical? Or is it completely out of balance due to having nothing at 9 o’clock? Personally I love the dial but it does seem to contradict ...
by Lavaine
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: Symmetry v Balance
Replies: 64
Views: 1631

Re: Symmetry v Balance

I think the masters of balance and symmetry are the Germans. Nobody can create a balanced dial like Lange. They place such a high priority on it that the Lange 1 was designed by designing the dial first, then designing the movement to fit the dial layout. So much attention was paid to the design tha...
by Lavaine
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Other Brands
Topic: TAG introduces a Carrera chrono, but there's a less pricy alternative..
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: TAG introduces a Carrera chrono, but there's a less pricy alternative..

That's an alternative to the Carrera Chrono in the same way that a Toyota GT-86 is an alternative to a Ferrari GTO because they both have GT in the name. They have nothing in common besides both being watches. That, and the Steiny dial is pretty bad. The Carrera "asphalt" dial on the other hand is g...